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    Typical Motherwell

    Wednesday 1st March 1961

    One of the most wonderful Motherwell wins took place at Ibrox on this date. The side had earned a Scottish Cup replay by coming back from two goals down at Fir Park but few gave them a real chance in Glasgow. A sell out crowd of nearly 90,000 saw Rangers go 2-1 in front but they had no idea what was to come. Pat Delaney equalised with a free kick before Bobby Roberts poked home on the hour mark to give ‘Well the lead. Further goals from Ian St John and Roberts gave a famous 5-2 victory which is still sung about to this day.


    and then....


    Saturday 11th March 1961

    After the sensational win at Ibrox in the previous round, there were high hopes that the Scottish Cup could make a return to Fir Park. The visit of local rivals Airdrie proved to be a massive disappointment as high scoring Motherwell were repelled by an inspired display from goalkeeper Leslie. The Diamonds grabbed an undeserved winner against the run of play to set up a semi final with Celtic.


    I left Fir Park as a ten year old holding back tears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwok View Post
    Wednesday 1st March 1961

    One of the most wonderful Motherwell wins took place at Ibrox on this date. The side had earned a Scottish Cup replay by coming back from two goals down at Fir Park but few gave them a real chance in Glasgow. A sell out crowd of nearly 90,000 saw Rangers go 2-1 in front but they had no idea what was to come. Pat Delaney equalised with a free kick before Bobby Roberts poked home on the hour mark to give ‘Well the lead. Further goals from Ian St John and Roberts gave a famous 5-2 victory which is still sung about to this day.


    and then....


    Saturday 11th March 1961

    After the sensational win at Ibrox in the previous round, there were high hopes that the Scottish Cup could make a return to Fir Park. The visit of local rivals Airdrie proved to be a massive disappointment as high scoring Motherwell were repelled by an inspired display from goalkeeper Leslie. The Diamonds grabbed an undeserved winner against the run of play to set up a semi final with Celtic.


    I left Fir Park as a ten year old holding back tears!
    I didn't get to Ibrox - I was on crutches after breaking my ankle playing football (in the school playground). I still remember Arthur Montford - or 'Mountford' as he was widely called - on STV shouting '.....and the ball is walked into the net!' when Bobby Roberts scored. Sadly, I made the replay. I think Sharkey scored for Airdrie, but you're right; Leslie did the damage.

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